NHL Writer Jessica Redfield Killed in Colorado Shootings Lives On Through Hockey

July 21st, 2012 by Kevin Goff Leave a reply »
The senseless violence that took place Friday in Aurora, Colo., still hits home for a lot of us out there, and I'm no different.

That movie theater is where my aunt and young cousin took in the Harry Potter movies and likely had plans to see the new Batman movie like so many others. That very same theater is where the whole hockey community lost one of their own. 

By now we've all seen the numbers lost and some type of coverage one way or another of the shooting that claimed the lives of 12 people in that theater, so I won't go into the details. But you've also likely seen some coverage of one of those 12: a young NHL writer named Jessica Ghawi (aka Jessica Redfield).

This young woman was much more than a hockey writer—she was also my friend.

Looking a bit closer at things you might call Jessica and me casual acquaintances, but the truth is whenever you got a chance to talk to Jessica, be it in person or through a few exchanges on Twitter, you never felt like anything other than a good friend.

I first met Jessica at Avalanche training camp at the start of last season. After team events were done a large group of us w ...

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